Today we are very excited to offer for sale a truly amazing 1970’s Mid Century table lamp by Gaetano Sciolari! We cannot find another example of this incredible lamp anywhere online, but we bet you’ll agree it’s about the best Sciolari lamp ever, and presumably quite rare. This outstanding piece is the cream of the crop in haute Italian design and craftsmanship! World-renowned Italian designer Gaetano Sciolari (1927-1994) was known for his mid-century Modern lighting fixtures. Sciolari, the child of an Italian lighting family that had been producing light fixtures since 1892, began designing for the Italian manufacturer Stilnovo in the 1950s. It was there that he created his most recognizable and celebrated designs, a series of multi-light chandeliers fashioned with both glossy and matte metal, conjuring up futuristic visions of the dawning space age. This gorgeous lamp was a Sciolari design from the 1970’s and combines his Mid Century styling with avante garde futurist-inspired design. The geometric design features interlocking chrome pieces with brass-plated fronts that form mirrored niches in which light reflects and refracts. The lamp is a true work of art and is admirable from any angle you observe it from. The lamp features the traditional and iconic Sciolari off-white double cluster with a pair of light bulb sockets. The lamp features an adjustable height shade rest with original washers and finial. Marked “Sciolari-Roma” on the shade height adjustment knob and “Sciolari” on the bottom on a paper label. Cord has a metal tag that is stamped “Made in Italy”. The gold-lined black lamp shade is brand-new and it measures 13″ H x 17″ Dia. The lamp is being sold without the shade; if you wish to have the shade included with the sale we will gladly give it to you provided you pay the additionl shipping (we’ll send you a revised shipping invoice). Alternatively we can tell you where you can likely buy one locally which may workout to be cheaper. It really does look great with this lamp and it’s inexpensive. This spectacular lamp presents beautifully and is in very good vintage condition, with only age-appropriate wear/scuffing/tarnishing in spots (please see last photo which makes everything look worse than in real life). Not objectionable. Working properly and all original electric parts look intact and safe. Bring Italian Mid Century elegance to any room in your home or business with this dazzling lamp! Highly coveted, Sciolari lamps are a MUST have for any serious collector of fine Mid Century lighting. A piece not to be missed…Fresh to the market and you’ll lkely never see another!
Dimensions: Height (without shade – with shade rest at lowest point): 35 1/4″ Height (without shade – with shade rest at highest point): 38 1/2″ Width: 5 3/8″ Depth: 5 3/8″ Length of cord: 74″
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